Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elf Snow White The Fairest of Them All Beauty Book!


I love these bags! You can find this collection at Walgreens. When they came out with the Ariel, I was hoping they would come out with other princesses, and it looks like they are! It seems fast that Snow White has already come out! The bags were selling out fast. I got two of each, one for me and one for my mom because she thought it was cute too.


The inside of the bags look like this. It is so pretty! The bags are Soho and good quality.



This is the Face Collection. It comes with a cute compact that has a blush and bronzer that has a pretty picture of Snow White on it. The Kabuki isn't very good, but I think it is very cute. I love the packaging. It says on the back, "Achieve a blushing glow with this Limited Edition Face Collection. The silky smooth powder blends evenly and easily onto the skin for a lightweight feel. Directions: Brush the bronzer on to the hollows of the cheeks for definition and dust around the face line to create a healthy glow. Use the blush on the apples of the cheeks to create a perfect flush of color that would make any guy bashful around you."

My Review: I am very pale, so this blush and bronzer work well on me. I don't know how good it would do if you were tanner. The bronzer is light. And the blush is a light peach. I think they are very pretty. The Ariel bronzer had glitter in it, which I didn't really like. This is a lot better. I think that it is matte or satin.


This is The Lip Collection. It comes with a lip stain, a lip gloss, and a lip balm with the pretty picture of Snow White on it. The caps have the pretty writing of S and W and a heart. It is so cute. I'm such a sucker for the packaging. The back says, "Smile and sing a song with this Limited Edition Lip Collection. This perfect trio creates long lasting lip color for kissable lips all day long! Directions: Apply the Lip Stain marker directly to dry, clean lips for long-lasting color. Build coverage as desired and allow to fully dry. Next apply the Lip Balm by smoothing onto lips with a fingertip or a lip brush for moisturized and hydrated lips. Finish by applying the Shimmer Lip Gloss to create a dazzling diamond like sparkle."

My Review: The lip color is blood red! It really does a good job of creating the Snow White lips. I don't think I have anything this red. It is very pretty! 


There is a beauty book that comes with this collection. It has a new drawing of Snow White, just like they had a new drawing of Ariel.


This is what it looks like when you open it up. There are 7 eye shadows, an eye primer, a black eye liner, a sponge applicator, a blush, a blush brush, and a lip gloss.


When you flip the page on the left it has a makeup look so you can look like Snow White. It says, "Once upon a time...The fairest one of all was you.

Step 1: To create a look that will keep you looking royal all day long, apply a thin coat of the Eyelid Primer to the eyelid and blend in. Allow the formula to dry fully prior to applying eyeshadow." I think the primer did well.

Step 2: "Apply the white as snow eyeshadow color 'I'm Wishing' to the  brow bone and inner corners of the eyes to highlight." I was surprised, but this shadow was pigmented! Normally, the highlighters blend into my skin tone, but this was white enough that I could see it and it actually highlighted under my brows and my inner corners. I thought it looked really pretty.

Step 3: "Blend a mid-toned eyeshadow color 'Diamond Mine' or 'Heigh-Ho' onto the eyelid from lash line to crease to help define the eye." I used Heigh-Ho on my lid, and this is a beautiful rose gold color. I really like the eye shadows in this palette. They are shimmery, but they are beautiful.

Step 4: "Apply the deeper eyeshadow color 'Yodel' to the outer 1/3 of the eyelid and crease blending as you go and building the color gradually to contour. For a spellbound look use 'Enchanted Forest.'" I used Yodel, and it is a shimmery taupe that goes well with the rose gold color. I think if I had used Diamond Mine on the eyelid (which is yellow), I would use Enchanted Forest (green) in the crease and outer corner.

Step 5: "Using the darkest eyeshadow color 'One Song' blend a thin line along the crease of the eyelid to create a smoky effect to the eye. For a mysteriously magical look use 'My Prince.'" I put a thin line of the brown shadow on my crease, but I didn't see how that created a smoky effect. I blended it out with a blending brush because it doesn't look good to have a line on your crease. It looks like your eyeshadow has creased because you eyelids were oily.

Step 6: "Apply the Eyeliner Pencil along the base of the upper lash line and slightly extend past the eye for a winged effect." I liked this eyeliner pencil. It is easy to smudge out. Its black.

Step 7: "For rosy cheeks that are the perfect hint of bashfulness, apply the 'Keep Singing' Blush to your cheeks and blend in." This blush is so beautiful! I really was surprised. It looks to me like a matte light peach. It might be a satin. 

Step 8: "For kissable lips that could awaken anyone, apply the apple red Lip Color to your lips and blend in to complete your Fairest of Them All Look." In the tube the gloss looks dark pink, but on my lips it was a red gloss. It's very pretty too. Overall, I'm really happy with this beauty book. I can't wait to see when other people blog about it or make reviews on it or tutorials. I wonder what other princesses they will come out with.





From left to right: Yodel, Heigh-Ho, Diamond Mine, and I'm Wishing. The eye shadows look better than my camera picture. The picture doesn't do the eye shadow's justice.


From left to right: One Song, Enchanted Forest, and My Prince. This picture does a better job at showing how pigmented the shadows are.

Friday, July 18, 2014

July Love With Food Box!



I got tired of the monthly makeup bags and boxes, but I never got tired of getting something in the mail every month. I saw several Youtube videos of people showing this box, and I got curious. Everything in the box is healthy and good for you in some way. If you buy a box you are donating to fight childhood hunger in America, so I really liked that part of the deal. I wanted to share with you what I got, and my review of each product. It says "Snack Smart Do Good."


This box has a theme and this month's theme is "Happy Camper." This is what the card says: "It's July - the mountains, woods, and lakes are calling. Pack up your snacks and strike out for adventure. This month Love With Food partnered with 2 Degrees to double your donations to hungry children across the US. So while you're dining around the campfire, two kids in need are also enjoying a meal - because of you." That is so cool! 


1. Sea Salt Lentil Crackers by Mediterranean Snacks: "Baked with protein rich lentils and naturally gluten free, these lentil crackers will help you live a balanced life at home or in the wilderness." On the bag it says it is a good source of protein. It has 4 grams of protein.

My Review: I really like the taste of sea salt. Is it better for you than regular salt? These are yummy crackers. They remind me of Wheat Thins.


2. Chocolate Chip Fluff by Madyson's Marshmallows: "Roast this gluten-free, gourmet, chocolate chip marshmallow over a campfire for the ultimate s'mores experience." It says on the label that it was hand-crafted. Does that mean it was home made?!
My Review: This tasted so good! Is this really good for me??? I put it in the microwave on a graham cracker to make a s'more. I have to go to the website to find the ingredients. If these are good for me, I would definitely purchase these! I love to make s'mores, and I use the low fat kind of graham crackers. 


3. White Cheddar Puffs by Beanitos: "With 5 grams of protein these preservative free White Cheddar Puffs are bound keep you energized during your next excursion." The bag says this is supposed to give you energy.

My Thoughts: I hoped that these would taste like Cheetos, but they don't. I really don't like these.


4. Kids' Organic Mixed Berry Chews by Honey Stinger: "Snackers of all ages will get a skip in their step from the Vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and protein in these delicious chews." The bag says the flavors are orange, strawberry, and grape. It also says no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup.

My Thoughts: These are really yummy. It reminds me of a fruit rollup or gummy bears. They are very sweet. 


5. Bar by 2 Degrees: "Not only is this delicious bar packed with fruit, grains, and more, but 2 Degrees promises "One Bar = One Meal" to feed hungry children." The flavor I got was apple pecan. I knew I wouldn't like it, so I gave it to my dad. He said it was just ok. He wouldn't buy it.


6. Butter Crisp Love Minis by ginnybakes: "These gluten-free, organic, non-GMO cookies are the perfect reward after a long hike or day."

My Review: I don't like these because they taste like pie crust. Maybe my mom would like these.


7. Dutch Cocoa by Somersaults: "Seeds are the new nut! These little nuggets are both packed with protein and will satisfy your sweet tooth." These are sunflower seeds and toasted grains perhaps covered in chocolate.

My Review: Actually they are like clusters of seeds and nuts I think covered in cocoa powder. I don't like them, but it's not necessarily because they are bad, I just personally don't like them.


8. South Asian Snacks by Zouq: "Trail mix goes international with this savory gluten-free snack." The bag says it is Curry Crunch: Sweet and Sour Trail Mix. 0% trans fat, no cholesterol and MSG free.

My Review: This was really good! It was like nothing I've ever had before. It was sweet and salty at the same time. It wasn't very sour. I would purchase this.

The box also came with other cards.


1. Coming Soon! Gluten Free Box. "You asked...we listened! The Love With Food Gluten Free box is debuting August 2014. Join the wait list as supply is limited." 9-12 items, starts at $25. I thought that maybe the regular box had gluten free items in it because it seemed like all the items were gluten free. It doesn't matter to me.


2. "Your family would be a lot happier with The Blues." It is an ad for Garden of Eatin' Blue Chips. The back has some complicated information of the science behind how they make their products, but I'm not very interested.


3. This is a coupon to save 50 cents on any one Mediterranean Snacks product 3 oz or larger. The Sea Salt Lentil Crackers are by this brand.


4. This is another coupon to save $1 on any 2 bags of Beanitos Chips and/or Beanitos Puffs.

5. There was another card that I didn't take a picture of from 2 Degrees. If you buy 1 box of their bars they give 9 meals to feed children in need. If you use the promo code you get 20% off your order.

This is cool! Even though I didn't like everything (I didn't expect to because I can be picky), it was still a fun thing to get in the mail. You can go to the website and order whatever you like, and sometimes there will be recipes because sometimes a box will come with spices to cook with. Everything I didn't like I will give to a friend because just because I don't like it doesn't mean the food is bad, I just can be picky.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Makeup 2014 Part 4


I have more summer makeup looks! I think this is the most I've collected during a season! I have to go back and look how many summer looks I got last summer. I hope you all enjoy! And I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

1. Get Ready With Me: Beachy Makeup & Hair by vlogwithkendra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAyimiT0DJ8
a. Foundation
b. Concealer
c. MAC Painterly Paint Pot: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
d. Powder
e. Kevyn Aucoin Bronzer The Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days, under cheekbones, under jaw, neck, hairline: Hard Candy Blush Crush in Bombshell
f. Same Bronzer, top part is a highlighter, top of cheekbones, bottom of forehead near nose, nose: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Rose Champagne Glow Shimmer Palette
g. Shea Moisture Cream Blush/Lip in Bo-kaap Peach: NYX Cream Blush in Tickled
h. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
i. Brows
j. MAC Texture, crease: Wet 'n Wild Sparkle Til Morning, 7th shade
k. MAC Outre, lid: Wet 'n Wild I Heart Matte, 6th shade
l. Clean fluffy brush blend it out
m. NYX LOL, upper part of the crease in between the brow bone and the crease: Wet 'n Wild Flora, orange color
n. Matte cream color under brow, inner corner: Wet 'n Wild Brûlée
o. MAC Texture, lower lash line
p. Black Gel Liner using a black liquid liner pen, upper lash line, little wing
q. Button London Eye Liner in Holland Park, waterline: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Turquoise
r. NYX Asphyxiation, on top of liner: Wet 'n Wild Lights, Camera, Attraction, bottom row, 1st color
s. Mascara
t. Kardashian Beauty Joystick in Sea Coral: Rimmel Crush
u. Rimmel Stay Glossy in Non Stop Glamour: NYC Liquid Lipshine in Brighton Beach Peach

2. Go To Summer Face Routine by LolaMarie7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT4qe6VJgcs
a. Face Primer
b. Foundation, Sigma F80 Brush
c. Concealer, triangle under eyes, forehead by nose, nose, chin, cupid's bow, Real Techniques Setting Brush
d. Bare Minerals Well Rested, on top of concealer
e. Bronzer, under cheekbones, temples, sides of nose, hairline, under jaw
f. Elf Candid Coral Blush
g. Elf Baked Blush in Pinktastic, top of cheekbones, nose, bottom of forehead near nose, Elf Small Stipple Brush
h. Powder face
My Thoughts: I love this face routine. I've been using it when I have eye shadow looks that don't say the rest of the face. I like doing this routine and wearing NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie.

3. Summer Glow Makeup Tutorial by MakeupByCheryl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ5TmbufsPg
a. NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer: L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
b. Foundation with a dry sponge
c. Brows
d. Eye Primer
e. Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette, spray brush with MAC Fix +, peachy beige shade, lid: The Balm Nude'tude in Stubborn
f. Cool Brown, crease, big fluffy brush, blend it out: Wet 'n Wild Nude Awakenings, 6th color
g. Reddish Brown, outer v, blend it out, outer corner: Wet 'n Wild Lust, 2nd and 3rd colors
h. Cream, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Brûlée
i. Black Gel Liner, upper lash line, wing
j. Mascara
k. Concealer, dry sponge
l. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim, under eyes: Bare Minerals Well Rested
m. Black Eye Liner, lower lash line, waterline
n. Cool Brown, lower lash line
o. Benefit Hoola Bronzer, hollows of cheeks, hairline, jawline, sides of nose
p. MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic, hollows of cheeks, hairline, neck: Sephora Disney Storylook Palette in Jasmine, Golden Sands
q. MAC Sweet As Cocoa, back portion of cheeks: Elf Beach Beauty Palette, shimmery bronzer
r. MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Seduced at Sea: NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Love
s. Gerard Cosmetics BB+ Illumination, top of cheekbones: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
t. Jordana Lip Liner in Tawny
u. MAC Lipstick in Enchanted One: Revlon Colorburst in Blush
v. MAC Lip Gloss in Ultimate Dish: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peach Petal
w. Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray: Elf Makeup Mist & Set
My Thoughts: Her skin is drier than mine so I put a powder in places where I don't want to be shiny. I think my dupes are really close to here's. I think this look was challenging. I suggest doing the tutorial with her. In the end it really looks beautiful.

4. Get Ready With Me: Summer Edition! by AllThatFresh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryip3Y7E8UY
a. Face Primer
b. Foundation, sponge
c. Concealer
d. Eye Primer
e. Brows
f. Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Palette, 2nd row, right column, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
g. Maybelline Give Me Gold, 3rd color, lid: L'Oreal 24 HR Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush
h. MAC Embark, outer v: Wet 'n Wild I Heart Matte, dark brown crease color
i. Blend it out.
j. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, under eyes
k. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Brightener, under eyes, sponge, middle of forehead
l. Powder under eyes
m. MAC Embark, lower lash line
n. Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Palette, 1st color, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Brûlée
o. Brown Liquid Liner, top lash line, little wing
p. Mascara
q. Bronzer, forehead, temples, cheeks: Elf Ariel Bronzer in Surf's Up
r. NARS Laguna Bronzer, under cheekbones, temples: Wet 'n Wild Bronzer in Bikini Contest
s. NARS Orgasm: NYX Blush in Pinched
t. Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin It Up Peach
u. Maybelline Color Elixir in Polished Petal: I skipped this because Pin It Up Peach is pretty by itself.
My Thoughts: This is a really pretty makeup look. It has rose gold on the eyes with a brown wing. And peachy pink on the cheeks and lips.

5. Revealed 2 Palette Eye Makeup Tutorial - Summer Day Look by DivaMakeupQueen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msgEeDA-r78
a. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
b. Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette, 7th color, top row, inner 1/2 of lid: Maybelline Eye Studio in Sea Sprite, 1st color
c. 5th color, top row, outer 1/2 of lid: The Balm Rockstar Palette in Third Eye Blinded
d. 6th color, top row, crease: Crown Brush 36 Color Leopard Print Neutral Palette, 3rd row, 5th one in
e. 6th color, bottom row, outer v: Wet 'n Wild Baked Not Fried, bottom right color mixed with Maybelline Eye Studio in Taupe Temptress, 2nd color
f. Blend it out.
g. Brows
h. 1st color, top row, inner corner: Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells, highlight color
i. 3rd color, bottom row, lower lash line: Mixture of Wet 'n Wild Lust 2nd and 3rd colors
j. 6th color, bottom row, lower lash line
k. Clean brush and blend it all together.
l. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
m. Brown Eye Liner, waterline
n. 2nd color, top row, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Walking the Red Carpet, 1st color
o. Mascara
p. NYX Xtreme Lip Creme in Candyland: Elf Super Glossy Lip Shine in Flirt
My Thoughts: At first I didn't like the white on the lid and the dark on the lower lash line, but once I put on the black liquid liner and the mascara I liked the look a lot better. This doesn't seem like a summer look to me. It looks pretty though. For blush I used Benefit Coralista.

6. Summer Goddess by bubzbeauty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAmzpNwOW0A
a. Face Primer
b. Concealer
c. Foundation
d. Powder
e. Brows
f. Shu Uemura P-Pink Cream Eye Shadow: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows Va Va Va Bloom, 1st shade
g. MAC Soba, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
h. White Eye Liner, lid
i. Shu Uemura Pret-a-Palette Black & White, white color, lid: Lorac Pro Palette in White
j. Dollywink Eye Shadow Palette 01 in medium brown, outer half of crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd color
k. Plum, outer crease: Maybelline Stylish Smokes in Amethyst Smokes, crease color
l. Black, outer crease: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 3rd color
m. Black Liquid Liner, top lash line, wing
n. Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil in Baby Blue, outer 2/3 of lower lash line: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eye Liner in Light Blue
o. Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick in Shooting Star, inner 1/3 of lower lash line: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in Warm Nude Eyes, top color
p. Mascara
q. Matte White, browbone
r. Etude House Vivid Pop Stick 06: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
s. Lip Gloss: I skipped because the lip butter has a gloss.
t. Benefit Coralista Blush
My Thoughts: I think this is a cute look. It is different than any other look. I normally don't like white on my lids, but the color in the crease makes up for it. I like the light blue on the lower lash line. It is like a summer pop of color. The lips and cheeks are peach.

7. Easy Summertime Pink Makeup Tutorial - Pin Up Inspired by Lisa Eldridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0URJh2Skh8
a. Foundation
b. Concealer
c. Eye Primer
d. Clinique Lid Smoothie in Cashew Later 02: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
e. Shimmery Gray Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing: LA Splash Liquid Eye Liner in Sand Dollar
f. Mascara
g. Brows
h. Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencil in Anarchy, line and fill in lips: Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Pure
i. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Ping Pong, if you have warmer coloring you can your a warm bright color: I have warmer coloring so i chose to wear Maybelline Vivids Shocking Coral
j. Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush in Live Pink: NYX Blush in Pinched
k. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, top of cheekbones
My Thoughts: This is a cool twist to the pin up look. At first I didn't like it, but I didn't wash my face. I went out with the makeup on, and I looked at it in the car mirror and I thought it did look pretty.

8. Drugstore Summer Makeup Tutorial: Ocean Sea-Breeze by ReadySetGlamour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjOQeQeq-ug
a. Eye Primer
b. Tape sides of eyes.
c. Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals, 2nd color, crease
d. Wet 'n Wild Poster Child, yellow, inner 2/3 of lid, inner
e. Green, middle 1/3, packing on the color, blend outward horizontally with the yellow to blend
f. Mix 2 blue colors, outer 1/3, outer v, crease
g. Reapply yellow, green, and blue.
h. Clean brush to blend it out.
i. Maybelline Sunbaked Neutrals, 1st color, under brow
j. Brows
k. Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eye Liner in Blackest Black, waterline
l. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
m. Mascara upper lashes
n. Foundation
o. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, v under eyes
p. NYC Sunny Bronzer, cheek, forehead, jawline, hairline, nose
q. NYX Blush in Cinnamon, light hand, tiny amount, apples of cheeks
r. Elf Shimmer Facial Whip, top of cheekbones. I have Lilac Petal. I don't know which one she used.
s. L'Oreal Fairest Nude Lipstick
t. Revlon Pink Whisper Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Afterglow
u. yellow, inner lower lash line
v. green in the middle
w. 2 blue shades on outer edge
x. Mascara on lower lashes
My Thoughts: This is a fun, colorful look.

9. Sparkly Green Soft Smoky Eye (Full Face Tutorial) by Samantha Schuerman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XcnCk7DZbM
a. Foundation
b. Concealer
c. NYC Sunny, under cheekbones, jawline, under lip, sides of nose, hairline
d. Pout coral blush: Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
e. Lioele Jewel Mix Marble Skin Finish, top of cheekbone, cupid's bow, nose: Bare Minerals Flawless Radiance
f. Eye Primer
g. Brows
h. 17 Eye Shadow Trio in Metallic Toffee, cream, under brow, inner corner: Disney Ariel Storylook Eyeshadow Palette in Sea Shells
i. Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadow in Weeds, lid, blending it out in the crease
j. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Creme Brûlée, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
k. Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Zodiac, lid: L'Oreal Infallible Golden Emerald
l. Blend it out.
m. Mascara
n. Urban Decay Native Lip Pencil, line and fill it in: Rimmel East End Snob
o. MAC Boldly Bare Lip Liner, just line the lips she went a little outside: Elf Feather Proof Moisturizing Lip Liner in Bark
p. MAC Plush Glass in Fashion Fanatic: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peony
My Thoughts: The eyes are pretty sparkly dark green. She said this is one of her favorite summer looks. That is why I'm including it as a summer makeup look. The cheeks are coral and the lips are a pretty peach gloss.

10. Fresh Summer Makeup by LoveLaughAndMakeup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0v3JE10IW0
a. Moisturizer
b. Foundation
c. Concealer
d. Brows
e. Powder
f. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, lashes to brow
g. light peachy, neutral shade, lid, slightly above the crease: Wet 'n Wild Silent Treatment, highlight color
h. warm brown toned color, crease, lid: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
i. Urban Decay Half Baked, lid: left color in L'Oreal Hip Duo in Dynamic
j. Black Eye Liner, tight line
k. White Eye Liner, waterline
l. warm brown toned color, lower lash line
m. Urban Decay Half Baked, lower lash line
n. Mascara
o. Urban Decay Flushed Palette in Native, bronzer, where sun would hit, cheeks, temples, bridge of nose: Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Bikini Contest
p. Same Palette, highlighter, top of cheekbones, nose, cupid's bow, tear ducts: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Rose Champagne Glow Shimmer Palette
q. Rimmel Nude Delight Lipstick
r. NYX Matte Finish Spray
My Thoughts: This is a very natural look. There is gold on the eyes. And the face is bronzed up. The lips are nude and there is no blush. I think it makes you look naturally pretty.

Elf Ariel Treasure Within Beauty Book!


I got so excited when I found out Elf was coming out with The Little Mermaid palette! I think that might mean they will have other princesses! I love the packaging. I actually have a t-shirt with the same drawing on it of Ariel.


It comes with directions to make two different looks. I will write down what it says and say how I liked it. I also found two other looks on Youtube using this palette that I will include.


It comes with 9 eye shadows, 2 bronzers, a pink lip gloss, and a eye shadow brush. I will tell you in the tutorials how I like the different makeup. Some of it I liked and some of it wasn't very pigmented. There was a little face brush it came with in the middle, but I threw it away.



There are other products you can get in this collection. There are lip products, brushes, eyeshadows, lashes, and a bronzer. I read a review that said the bronzer was good. They said it was like the It Cosmetics CC Radiance Ombre Bronzer. It describes it as a dark bronzy matte tan with a splash of golden beige shimmer, a golden bronze hue, skin is lit from within glow, and it is radiant. It is just a cheap bronzer from Walgreens, but it sounded like a great product! I'm not disappointed in it at all. I really recommend it. This is called Elf Disney Ariel Bronzed Beauty in Surf's Up. I also am a sucker for the packaging. I hope they come out with other princesses! 

1. On the Beach

Step 1: To create a look that will keep you looking beautifully be achy all day long, apply a light eyeshadow color like "Sand Dollar" to the brow bone. Also dab into the inner corner of the eye to create a divine highlight.

Step 2: Blend a mid-toned eyeshadow color like "Coral Reef" onto the eyelid from lash line to crease to help define the eye.

Step 3: Apply a dark eyeshadow color like "Tropical Wave" to the outer 1/3 of the eyelid and crease blending as you go and building the color gradually to contour.

Step 4: Blend the bronzer color "Conch Shell" onto the apples of the cheeks for a flush of color.

Step 5: To finish off your look, apply the "Go On and Kiss The Girl" lip color to complete your fun in the sun look.

My Thoughts: I first started the look with eye shadow primer, but the shadows barely showed up. So I tried it again later with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and put it all over my eye space. This helped a lot! Sand Dollar is too much like the color of my skin, so it didn't show up. Coral Reef is really light too. I had to pack it on my lid, but the white base really helped the color show up. Tropical Wave has good pigmentation on the white base. I just used a little bit of it at a time. Conch Shell is a pretty bronzer, and it is very pigmented. I put some on the back of my hand before putting on my cheeks. The lip gloss is a cute pink creamy color. Overall, the look was sweet.

2. Sunset Cruise

Step 1: To create a look that will keep you looking royal apply a light eyeshadow color like "Seaweed" to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye to highlight.

Step 2: Blend a mid-toned eyeshadow color like "Seashell" onto the eyelid from lash line to crease to define the eye.

Step 3: Apply a deeper eyeshadow color like "Brilliant Sea" to the outer 1/3 of the eyelid and crease, blending as you go and building the color gradually. Blend a thin line along the bottom lash line to create a deep smoky eye.

Step 4: Apply the bronzer color "Tan Lines" on the areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit for a subtle wash of color. Or dampen a brush and blend in for a more vibrant effect. Build color for desired look.

Step 5: To finish off your look, apply the "Go On and Kiss the Girl" lip color to complete your romantic look.

My Thoughts: This look is more fashionable, like a runway show. It is fun to play with the colors. I don't think it is daytime appropriate. Seaweed is not a light eyeshadow. It is a pigmented green, and it looks funny when you use it to highlight. Other than that I think the look is pretty. Seashell is a pigmented purple, which is really cool because it is hard to find a pigmented purple in the drugstore. Brilliant Sea blends perfectly over Seashell, and it is pigmented as well. Tan Lines is another good bronzer. I put it everywhere I get freckles because I know that is where the sun hits: the cheeks, across my nose, forehead, and chin. It looks like a natural tan.

3. Elf Ariel Treasure Within Beauty Book Review by Beauty Broadcast Express https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8dKWdQW0M8
a. Sand Dollar, inner corner
b. For Shore, lid
c. North Star, crease
d. Siren Song, crease
e. Coral Reef, under brow
f. Brilliant Sea, outer corner of lid
g. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
h. Black Eye Liner, waterline, little bit in lower outer lash line
i. Smudge Brush, Brilliant Sea, outer half of lower lash line
j. Tropical Wave, inner half of lower lash line
k. Mascara
l. Darker Bronzer, contour
m. Lighter Bronzer, all over face
n. Lip Gloss
o. It looks like she has a pink blush on. I wore Physicians Formula Happy Booster in Natural
My Thoughts: I put on eye shadow primer and then NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk on the lower lash line and from the lashes to the brow. The Sand Dollar was a pretty inner highlight. For Shore is a beautiful bronze color. North Star is a shimmery gray color. Siren Song is a beautiful terra-cotta orange. I can't see Coral Reef at all. I think Brilliant Sea is a really pretty blue for the lower lash line and so is Tropical Wave. I think the blues on the lower lash line made me like this look. Using both bronzers didn't look bad or fake on me. The pink blush on the cheeks and lips is pretty. I didn't know if I would like this look, but when I was all finished I ended up liking it. The colors can be layered, which is interesting.

4. ELF Disney Ariel Treasure Within Beauty Book Review & Tutorial! by SOfilthygorgeous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZLYD1qv0TE
a. Eye Primer, lower lash line
b. Sand Dollar, inner corner, inner 1/3 on lid, brow bone
c. Seashell, outer 2/3 of lid
d. For Shore, crease
e. Seaweed, outer 2/3 of lower lash line
f. Sand Dollar, inner 1/3 of lower lash line
g. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
h. Mascara
i. Tan Lines Bronzer, under cheekbones, under jaw
j. Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzer in St. Lucia, she used the blush
k. Sand Dollar, top of cheekbones
l. Lip Gloss from palette
My Thoughts: I really like this look. This is my favorite of all the looks. Sand Dollar isn't very pigmented on me. It just blends into my skin, but it does work as a subtle highlight. I just used Milani Eye Shadow Primer on my eyes and lower lash line, and the shadows showed up nicely. Seashell, For Shore, and Seaweed are all really pretty colors and pigmented. They all go nicely together. Tan Lines is a good bronzer for contouring because it is matte.

I really recommend this book! I think it has a lot of great summer colors.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer Lovin' Tag!


This is a new tag created by Fleur DeForce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tn9lC38V5c. I first saw Tati do the tag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRWhaPCwslk. It looked like a fun tag, and I think these are helpful. So lets get started!

1. Summer lipstick you're loving?

I looked through all my favorite summer looks for this year and there was a tie between three different lip products.



Bonnebell Lip Lites in Grapefruit: I love this lip gloss. It smells like grapefruit too! This is a bright coral pink.



Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peach Petal: I don't know if they make this anymore. I don't know why they stopped making it. It is a great nudey peach lip gloss. There is no shimmer in it.



Rimmel Moisture Renew in Nude Delight: This is a warm, pinkish, peachy, beige lipstick. It feels good on the lips, and it looks good on me. 

2. Summer nail polish you're loving?



Essie Nail Lacquer in Cute As A Button: This is sort of like a red, but it can also look pink. It is a bright summery color. I think I'm going to paint this on my toes next.

3. Bikini you're loving this summer? 

I don't have a bikini, but I got this really cute retro swimsuit from Forever 21 plus size.



It covers most of your back, which I think is old-fashioned and very cute.

4. Favorite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks?

I don't like coffee drinks. My favorite drink this summer is water.


5. Favorite fake tan?

I don't do fake tan. It seems kind of complicated to me. I don't want to mess it up. I like my fair skin and freckles.

6. Favorite summer song?

I like Rude by Magic. I think reggae songs are perfect for the summertime. And I like the lyrics to the song too. The song is catchy and gets stuck in my head. I was singing it this morning.

7. Favorite summer accessory?



These are my sunglasses my boyfriend bought me from Big Lots. I get lots of compliments on the sparkles. They sparkle in the sunlight.

8. Favorite summer fragrance/perfume? 


Calgon Ahh...Spa! Tropics Conditioning Body Mist. It has nourishing fruit complex with papaya extract. I got this a long time ago. But I still have some left! I love the tropical smell of this. It is a refreshing spray when you are hot.

9. Summer book you're loving?


This is the third book in the Divergent series. It might be the last book. I'm not sure. This has a great story and interesting characters. It is a dystopian novel.

10. What are you most excited to do this summer?

I love going to the beach. I went in June, but I can't wait to get back there. Hopefully, I will get to stay there again this summer. 


I also have been enjoying hiking to waterfalls. I am out of shape, but it is so pretty and romantic. 

I tag everyone who reads this post to do this tag! If you do it leave a link in the comment section!